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The National Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish books and share their content with the world. More than 10,000 of our titles are now available free-of-charge through the Open Content Alliance. You can browse our catalog below or search here. In addition, we can provide you with used copies and reprints of most Yiddish titles at nominal cost. To check availability, please email us at orders@bikher.org, or phone us at 413-256-4900, x196.



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The Yizkor book collection is a joint project by the Yiddish Book Center and New York Public Library. These books are scanned from the New York Public Library's Yizkor book collection. Contact the Yiddish Book Center for information about reprint copies of these books.
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945
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by Schoenburg, Nancy, 1942-
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xi, 502 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Lithuania -- History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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by Mazur, Yosef; מזור, יוסף; Fuḳs, Mishah; פוקס, מישה
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Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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by Walzer-Fass, Michael; Kaplan, Moshe
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English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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by Chagall, Bella, 1895-1944; Chagall, Marc, 1887-
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by Harkavy, Alexander, 1863-1939
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English, Hebrew and Yiddish
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Topic: Yiddish language
"September 2000"--Cover
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Ethnic relations
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by Mazin, J. (Jacob Raphael); De Woolf, S
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"Yiddish self-taught"--Cover
Topic: Yiddish language
1152 columns : 32 cm
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Poland -- Kurów (Lublin), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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In 1986, when her mother died at the age of sixty-four, Eleanor Reissa went through all of her belongings. In the back of her mother’s lingerie drawer, she found an old leather purse with a wad of dried up papers in a brittle baggie: fifty-six letters, handwritten in German by her father, in 1949 – only four years after Auschwitz – to her mother, also a refugee, already living in the United States. Forty years later, Eleanor finally had the letters translated. With her father’s letters...
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by Goldie Morgentaler
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This talk centers on Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb’s early years in Montreal in the 1950s, the vibrant Yiddish literary world that she encountered there, and the institutions, like the Jewish Public Library, that helped to nurture her career. It will also look at the portrayal of Montreal in Rosenfarb’s fiction. Goldie Morgentaler is Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge. She is the translator from Yiddish to English of much of Chava Rosenfarb’s work, including...
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by 04Ayalon, Benzion H.,1901-; 04אילון, בן-ציון ח.,1901-
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Once a thriving vacation spot in the Catskill Mountains, today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of the Borscht Belt's structural environment has been left to decay. This illustrated talk features Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites in the Catskill...
151, 436, 58 pages, [2] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Jews -- Romania -- Maramureș (Județ), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Romania -- Maramureș...
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Flamingos on wing, mountains in Crimea, and forest spirits may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Yiddish literature, but scenes of nature do in fact abound in Yiddish story, poem, and essay as long as we think to look for them. Join our academic director and translation editor Mindl Cohen for a peek inside the 2021 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue: Yiddish in Nature . The program will include readings by the translators of a selection of pieces included in the...
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277, 37, xiv pages : 28 cm
Topics: Jews -- Hungary -- Miskolc -- History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary -- Miskolc, Ethnic...
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by Manger, Itzik, 1901-1969; Seltzer, Dov; Bunim, Shemuʼel
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"Miṭ zeyer fil ilusṭratsyes un bilder in ṭeḳsṭ"
Topic: Yiddish language
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Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Isaac Babel's execution, Finding Babel follows Andrei Malaev-Babel, his grandson, on a journey to come closer to some sense of truth. Hoping to better understand Babel's powerful artistic method and elusive persona, Andrei journeys through Ukraine, France and Russia; locations deeply tied to the story of his...
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by Zackary Sholem Berger
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Sutzkever Essential Prose brings to light for English readers the largely unknown prose of a seminal Yiddish poet. Avrom Sutzkever wrote the works in this volume over a span of more than 30 years, blurring the lines between fiction, memoir, and poetry; between real and imagined; between memory and metaphor. Now, through Zackary Sholem Berger’s translations, English readers can enter into an array of compelling, haunting scenes drawn from Sutzkever’s vast imagination and from the unique life...
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by Abramson, Samuel H; Rabinovitch, Israel, 1894-1964; Rosenfarb, Chawa, 1923-2011; Grade, Chaim, 1910-1982
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by Ilan Stavans
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A meditation on the ways Shakespeare became a litmus test for Yiddish actors, playwrights, and translators, who infused him with a Jewish sensibility often defined by melodrama. Ilan Stavans is an internationally renowned writer whose books, translated into numerous languages, have been adapted into film, theater, TV, and radio. He is the author of the graphic novels El Iluminado (2013) and Angelitos (2017), the award-winning poem "The Wall" (2018), and the forthcoming meditation on...
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Topics: Yiddish language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Hebrew, Yiddish language -- Dictionaries -- English
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Most Yiddish cookbooks were published in the United States for Jewish immigrants, although at least three Yiddish cookbooks appeared in print in Europe, the first in 1898 in Vilna. Each cookbook tells a fascinating story—about their authors, publishers, and intended readers. Some cookbooks aim to bring gourmet cuisine to the kosher kitchen, others to promote a product, whether matzoh, Crisco, or kasha, and still others are devoted to vegetarianism or to Americanizing the diet of immigrant...
Text in English; chapters I-XII also in Hungarian and chapters I-XI also in Hebrew
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Juifs, Geschichte
Topic: Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975
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Fear and Other Stories , translated by Anita Norich, from Yiddish to English of the collected stories of Chana Blankshteyn (~1860–1939), a woman who may be almost entirely forgotten now but was widely admired during her long and productive life. The mere existence of these stories is itself a remarkable feat as the collection was published in July 1939, just before the Nazis invaded Poland and two weeks before Blankshteyn’s death. Anita Norich’s introduction argues that this is not a work...
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by Piotr Nazaruk
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Piotr Nazaruk, curator at Poland’s Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre, shares the story behind the discovery of a treasure trove of thousands of glass plates that offer a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Poles before 1939.
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by Rosenfarb, Chawa, 1923-2011
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Topic: Leivick, H., 1888-1962
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Topic: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Title on added t.p.: Sefer zikhronot shel ḳ.ḳ. Uipeshṭ
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Ethnic relations
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356, 266 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Ukraine -- Mykulynt͡si, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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by Sveta Kundish ; Patrick Farrell ; Daniel Kahn
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Sveta Kundish is a singer who performs a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Europe. Born in Ukraine and later moving to Israel, Kundish holds degrees from Tel Aviv University and the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna and in 2017 completed a degree in cantorial studies from the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam, Germany. Kundish currently works as the first female cantor in the history of the Jewish Communities of Lower Saxony, Germany. Patrick Farrell is a US-born, Berlin-based accordionist,...
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by Madeleine Cohen, Sebastian Schulman, Daniel Kahn
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A reading, discussion, and musical performance of Aaron Zeitlin’s poem “Zeks shures” (“Six Lines”) in English translation by the Yiddish Book Center’s Translation Initiative for National Poetry Month. “Who needs a poem anyway—and especially in Yiddish?” That is the question posed by Aaron Zeitlin’s short Yiddish poem, “Six Lines.” This program will ask a related question: “Who needs a poem anyway—especially translated from Yiddish?” Join Madeleine Cohen, the...
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by Itzik Gottesman, Beth Kaplan, Emily Leider, David Mazower
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How does Jewish identity play out in the families of Yiddish writers? What stories get passed down, and what are the burdens and pleasures of keeping alive the memory of an illustrious relative? This conversation brings together descendants of four famous Yiddish writers, all of whom migrated from Europe to America. Itzik Gottesman is the son of the well-known poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas, a specialist on East European Jewish folklore, and...
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by Mlotek, Joseph
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania, Jews -- Lithuania, Jews, Lithuania -- History, Lithuania
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"The slim volume of Isaac Babel’s Red Cavalry (1926) contains thirty-five short stories set in the Soviet-Polish War of 1920, but its modest size belies its significance. The pieces roughly follow the chronological order of the 1920 campaign and are threaded together by a first-person narrator, some secondary figures, and setting. Compact, the book casts a vast shadow, more typical of a novel or a war epic. As a work of art, it has remained unique. Neither Russian nor Russian Jewish...
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by Amelia Glazer
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We close out the Yiddish Book Center’s 2021 Decade of Discovery’s Yiddish and Social Justice with a conversation about the roots of social justice in Yiddish literature and culture. An engaging conversation with scholars, authors, and cultural commentators: Alyssa Quint, Amelia Glaser and Tony Michels. Alyssa Quint is the Leon Charney Visiting Fellow at Yeshiva University and the editor of the history section at Tablet Magazine. She is the author of The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater ,...
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by Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 2-1915; Liptzin, Solomon, 1901-
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Yiddish and English on opposite pages
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by A.S. Shṭain
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Topics: Jews -- Poland -- Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland --...
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Translator Yermiyahu Ahron Taub in conversation about his latest work in translation, Dineh: An Autobiographical Novel by Ida Maze. Maze interweaves Dineh’s story with portraits of others, chiefly women and girls, in her community. We meet the mysterious seamstress Shprintse; Beyle, who leaves home to work as a maidservant in Minsk; and Hinde, who falls in love with a young nobleman, among numerous unforgettable others. Maze unflinchingly examines the lives of women, writing about class...
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by Büchler, Yehoshua Robert; Amitay, Mordekhai
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Spine title: Topoltsʼani
Topics: Jews in Czechoslovakia, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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by Hal Robinson, Eleanor Reissa, Caraid O’Brien, Mikhl Yashinsky, and Frank London
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A prerecorded program of readings and songs from Yiddish works in translation by Yiddish writers from Ukraine including Blume Lempel, Mendel Osherowitz, Dora Shulner, and Sholem Aleichem. Translations by Ellen Cassedy, Sharon Power, Elena Hoffenberg, and Hillel Halkin. Readings by actors Hal Robinson, Eleanor Reissa, Caraid O’Brien, and Mikhl Yashinsky, with music by Eleanor Reissa and Frank London. The long and complicated history of Jews in Ukraine was not always a happy one, but it would...
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The Rivals and Other Stories, by Jonah Rosenfeld and translated by Rachel Mines, introduces nineteen of Rosenfeld’s short stories to an English-reading audience for the first time. A major literary figure and frequent contributor to the Yiddish-language newspaper Forverts from the 1920s to the mid-1930s, Yiddish writer Jonah Rosenfeld was recognized during and after his lifetime as an explorer of human psychology. His work foregrounds loneliness, social anxiety, and people’s frustrated...
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Ethnic relations, Jews
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
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Some versions bound in 3 volumes
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by Anita Norich
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To launch this year’s Decade of Discovery, professor, literary scholar, and translator Anita Norich joined Lisa Newman, host of The Shmooze , to talk about how she and other scholars have been working for decades to bring the work of Yiddish women writers to the forefront of the Yiddish literary world through scholarship and translation.
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Among the minority of Jewish immigrants who ventured to the American South in the early twentieth century, a small number dedicated themselves to radical politics and secular Yiddish culture. By 1908 they had begun organizing in southern cities, establishing literary and dramatic groups, lending libraries, and chapters of the Arbeter Ring (Workers Circle). This talk by the director of history at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Dr. Josh Parshall, examines how southern...
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by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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Topic: "212715"
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Ukraine -- Kolomyi͡a, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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by David Mazower
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An illustrated talk by his great-grandson, Yiddish Book Center bibliographer David Mazower. A yeshiva student who became a provocative dramatist, bestselling novelist, and embattled prophet, Sholem Asch was Yiddish literature’s first modern celebrity. One of the best-known Jewish public figures for over half a century, Asch’s writings included bestsellers in English translation, and smash hits on the Yiddish stages of Warsaw and New York. His 1907 play God of Vengeance  resulted in a famed...
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by Irena Klepfisz
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Introduction by Susan Bronson, executive director, Yiddish Book Center. Activist and poet Irena Klepfisz reflects on the original 1995 “Di froyen” conference, and the growing prominence of Yiddish women writers, translators, artists, and scholars from the beginnings of the modern feminist movement until today, in conversation with Agi Legutko.
What role did women play in the making of Jewish modernity? Standard accounts of modern history and literary culture describe the process of Jews becoming modern as a story of Jews becoming men. As a result we know too little about women writers, artists, and intellectuals who participated in transforming Jewish culture in the twentieth century. Allison Schacter offers a counter history of Jewish modernity by looking at the women writers, in the interwar period, who embraced the transgressive...
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by Baker, Julius L; Baker, Jacob L; Tzinovitz, Moshe
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English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Ethnic relations, Jews
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Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses his newly released book, In the Midst of Civilized Europe , and explores how a Yiddish poet, a Yiddish linguist, a Yiddish children’s book writer, and hundreds of Yiddish-language testimonies awakened the world to the danger Jews were facing in Europe on the eve of the Holocaust. Order the book in our bookstore here: Yiddish Book Center Store
Added t.p.: Bar-Mitzva speeches
Topic: Bar mitzvah sermons
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by Margolin, Anna
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by Ashkenazi, Yaakov ben Yitzchak, 1550-1628
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Bible, Bible. O.T. Pentateuch -- Devotional literature
124 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Musar movement -- Poetry, Musar movement
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by Marjorie Agosin ; Ruth Behar ; Andrea Jeftanovic ; Perla Sneh ; Nora Strejilevich
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The House of Memory: Jewish Stories from Jewish Women of Latin America was the first anthology of Latin American Jewish women’s writing to be published in the United States. Marjorie Agosin, editor of the anthology, joined by Ruth Behar, Andrea Jeftanovic, Perla Sneh, and Nora Strejilevich, the Yiddish-speaking writers whose work was included in this ground-breaking collection. They talk about the anthology and read a few selections. Presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2022...
On verso of t.p.: Entre la faucille et le marteau; A propos de la liquidation de la culture juive en Russie Soviétique
Topic: Jews
Includes bibliographies
Topics: Jews in Transylvania, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Title on p. 1: Jews registered in Czestochowa
Topics: Jews, Ethnic relations
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by Harkavy, Alexander, 1863-1939
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Topics: Yiddish language, English language
Topic: Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971
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by Stutchkoff, Nahum, 1893-1965
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Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish language -- Synonyms and antonyms
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by Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010
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Topic: Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010